Bert Calwell

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Bert Calwell
Personal information
Full name Hubert James Calwell[1]
Date of birth (1898-12-25)25 December 1898
Place of birth Carlton, Victoria
Date of death 1 July 1962(1962-07-01) (aged 63)
Place of death Oakleigh, Victoria
Original team(s) Ringwood
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1925–27 Hawthorn 29 (3)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1927.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Hubert James "Bert" Calwell (25 December 1898 – 1 July 1962)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[3] He was a younger brother of George Calwell and Clarrie Calwell and served in World War I.[4]

He commenced his football career at Ringwood before joining Hawthorn for the 1925 VFL season.[5] He made his debut in Round 3 and played in every game from then on during their first season of VFL football. During the 1927 season he transferred to Camberwell Football Club.[6]


  1. ^ "FOOTBALL PERMITS". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 30 April 1925. p. 15.
  2. ^ "Bert Calwell – Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  3. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2009). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (8th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-921496-00-4.
  4. ^ "Hubert James Calwell". The AIF Project.
  5. ^ "FOOTBALL". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 21 April 1925. p. 17.
  6. ^ "Football". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 9 June 1927. p. 6. Retrieved 26 July 2014.

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